Descendants of James Reeves Sr.

John Jarrett ReevesAge: 71 years18451916

Name
John Jarrett Reeves
Given names
John Jarrett
Surname
Reeves
Birth February 23, 1845 33 31
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This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a sisterSarah Jane Reeves
April 22, 1847 (Age 2 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a brotherJames Calvin Reeves
April 23, 1849 (Age 4 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a brotherWilliam Darling Reeves
December 31, 1850 (Age 5 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a sisterDorcas Missouri Reeves
July 21, 1854 (Age 9 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a sisterMartha “Matta” Reeves
about 1861 (Age 15 years)
MarriageRebecca Jane ColeView this family
1865 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#1
William Thomas Reeves
November 12, 1866 (Age 21 years)

Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a daughter
#2
Elizabeth Louisa Reeves
October 18, 1868 (Age 23 years)

Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a son
#3
Erasmus Lafayette Reeves
January 14, 1871 (Age 25 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary Emma Reeves
June 8, 1873 (Age 28 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a son
#5
James Arthur Reeves
August 27, 1875 (Age 30 years)
Source: Dora Reeves
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a daughter
#6
Ida Luretta Reeves
September 27, 1877 (Age 32 years)
Source: Dora Reeves
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Birth of a daughter
#7
Minnie Reeves
June 19, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Birth of a son
#8
Henry Oscar Reeves
January 29, 1883 (Age 37 years)
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Death of a sonWilliam Thomas Reeves
July 12, 1886 (Age 41 years)

Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

Marriage of a childMinor Henry VincentMary Emma ReevesView this family
1889 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childErasmus Lafayette ReevesAmanda WrightView this family
about 1894 (Age 48 years)

Death of a sisterSarah Jane Reeves
between March 12, 1893 and 1900 (Age 48 years)

Death of a fatherJames Brady Reeves
about March 11, 1894 (Age 49 years)

Marriage of a childJames Arthur ReevesLutish RobertsonView this family
October 14, 1894 (Age 49 years)

Source: Dora Reeves
Marriage of a childSamuel Curry VincentIda Luretta ReevesView this family
July 30, 1898 (Age 53 years)
Source: Dora Reeves
Text:

The Lancaster Ledger, 3 August 1898

Death of a brotherThomas Columbus Reeves
May 24, 1899 (Age 54 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Source: Obituary
Text:

The Lancaster Enterprise, 31 May 1899

Death of a sisterDorcas Missouri Reeves
before 1900 (Age 54 years)

Death of a sisterMartha “Matta” Reeves
before 1900 (Age 54 years)

Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth Reeves
June 8, 1906 (Age 61 years)

Source: Obituary
Text:

The Lancaster News, 16 June 1906

Burial of a sisterMary Elizabeth Reeves
June 10, 1906 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifeRebecca Jane Cole
August 13, 1909 (Age 64 years)
Source: Headstone
Publication: Information was gathered either from a transcription, headstone photo, or from directly viewing the gravestone.
Source: Obituary
Text:

The State, 19 August 1909

Burial of a wifeRebecca Jane Cole
August 14, 1909 (Age 64 years)
Death of a daughterElizabeth Louisa Reeves
August 1912 (Age 67 years)

Death November 20, 1916 (Age 71 years)
Source: Obituary
Text:

The Lancaster News, 5 December 1916

Burial November 21, 1916 (1 day after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
Thomas Columbus Reeves
Birth: May 5, 1840 28 26Flint Ridge Community, Lancaster Co., South Carolina
Death: May 24, 1899Kershaw Co., South Carolina
4 years
elder sister
15 months
himself
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
20 months
younger brother
William Darling Reeves
Birth: December 31, 1850 38 36Flint Ridge Community, Lancaster Co., South Carolina
Death: February 28, 1923Flat Rock, Kershaw Co., South Carolina
4 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
Family with Rebecca Jane Cole - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1865
22 months
son
23 months
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son

BirthReeves Family Bible
Text:

This was apparently either John or James Jr.'s family Bible. Was last owned by Cecile Kinnet Small according to Mrs. Dora Reeves who transcribed the names and birth dates of James Jr.'s children from it.

BirthDeath Certificate
DeathObituary
Text:

The Lancaster News, 5 December 1916

DeathDeath Certificate
Shared note

Dora notes that there are two boys, Earnest and Minor that may be John's children. These were apparently from the Reeves Family Bible. Given that Rebecca is said to have seven out of nine children living, it is likely they are. Earnest b. Apr 30, 1886 d. Feb 2 1887 Minor b. Apr 30, 1888

The Lancaster News December 5, 1916

The death of Mr. John J. Reeves, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Minor Vincent at Kershaw, November 20, brought sadness to a large circle of reletives and friends. Mr. Reeves, who was in his 73rd year at the time of his death, had seemed to be remarkably vigorous for one his age till shortly before his last illness. He had been for many years a member of the Baptist Church and was a veteran in the War of Secession. He rarely missed a reunion, county, State or National, and was never happier than when enjoying the companionship of his old comrades in arms. Interment took place at Fork Hill Baptist Church the day following his death. The funeral being preached by his pastor, Dr. J.W.H. Dyches. Mr. Reeves is survived by three sons, Erasmus Reeves, James A Reeves, Oscar Reeves, and three daughters as follows: Mesdames Minor Vincent, Samual Vincent, and Grover Horton.

According to James Boyd, grandson on Sidney Reeves, son of Erasmus Reeves: John was wounded at Gettysburg. My grandfather said he was shot in the back of the heel. They always kidded him that he must have been running from the Yankees to get shot there. He would get mad and said that he was chasing a yankee around a barn and the yankee overtook him. Reports from the Battle of Gettysburg reproduced in Jeffcoat's Confederate Records book do indeed show that he was slightly wounded at Gettysburg. My grandfather said John was a dentist although he had no training to do this. He was probably someone people just came to to get teeth pulled.

The Lancaster News, July 1, 1913 mentions that John J. Rives went to attend a Great Reunion for survivors of Gettysburg.

The Lancaster News, July 7, 1914 Mr. J. J. Reeves, who has been spending some time in North Carolina, is at home again.

Sources: Jeffcoat, Frances Reeves. Confederate Records Lancaster District, South Carolina. Columbia, Author, 1986. pp. 110